Hello! My name is Lynda. I was an off-and-on poster on LJ but am now a more active poster who is looking for new friends. I am 53 years old, married for 22 years and live in Austin, TX. I work as an investigator for the state of Texas. My husband is 65 and ready to retire but I have a few more years to go. I am an avid reader and my favorite genres are fiction, historical fiction and true crime. I enjoy watching Investigation Discovery and Forensic Files. I love traveling to Europe and going on road trips. I am also a historical buff and enjoy visiting museums. I previously worked as a legal assistant for 15 years and have stories about that which would curl your toes. I adore, adore animals of all kinds. I plan on getting a dog and a cat when John (my husband) retires this year. I did not get a pet sooner because I believe that both spouses need to be available to care for the critters. I do not have children but love them all. I do suffer from bipolar disorder but it is controlled and I hope I can be of support to those others with that affliction but I do not harp on the issue, choosing to focus on the progress I've made in my life. I do hope you consider friending me!! Take care! Even if we may not have much in common, considering friending me anyway as we can learn from our opposites.